Topic: giving birth

The 8 Best Things You Will Do Immediately After Having a Baby

The 8 Best Things You Will Do Immediately After Having a Baby

Then, you finally give birth to your squirmy, slimy, adorable baby. That is a wonderful moment in and of itself, and as you start to recover from labor, you realize that the world is wonderful again. You can jump in the air with glee without hurting your back (after six weeks of healing)! You can roll over and sleep in any position you want! You can pound a glass of wine after you finish breast-feeding! Yes, life is good. More »

(UPDATED) Despite What My Doctors Told Me, I’ll Give Birth To My Daughter Today

(UPDATED) Despite What My Doctors Told Me, I'll Give Birth To My Daughter Today

When it was clear that we had no intentions of terminating the pregnancy, we got the consolation prize spiel (“children with Down Syndrome are loving, gentle souls…very unlike children with Autism.”) Ultimately, we were told not to expect much of our baby moving forward through infancy and childhood, and into adulthood. “She’ll probably never grow up to be more than a Wal-Mart greeter,” said the doctor. More »